KAY, ZHU SET AS ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

          By Waid Rainey College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — As part of Conway’s 10th celebration of Artsfest, violinist Jeremy Zhu and pianist Francine Kay will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artists in residence. Kay will give a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Ha … [Read more...]

UCA’S AST TO PRESENT ‘TWELFTH NIGHT’ AT LANTERN THEATRE

As part of Conway’s ArtsFest, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will present its touring production of Twelfth Night at The Lantern Theatre, 1021 Van Ronkle St., for three performances. Performances will be Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 1-2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at arkshakes.com. "Twelfth Night debuted this summer to rave reviews all across the state,” director Chad Bra … [Read more...]

UCA’S AST TO ANNOUNCE 2017 SEASON

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 2017 season will be announced at AST’s annual Fall Membership Party on Thursday, Sept. 29. The big announcement event will come at 6:30 p.m. at the Conway home of Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte, AST’s executive director, 4915 College Ave. The night’s festivities will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks, an art show and sale in coordination with Conway’s ArtsFest, as well as a sp … [Read more...]

‘ONCE THE MUSICAL’ COMING TO UCA OCT. 3

By Audrey Forbes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — “ONCE the Musical” will visit the University of Central Arkansas on Oct. 3 when it makes a 7:30 p.m. stop at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. “ONCE the Musical” is based on the 2007 film of the same name. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song with “Falling Slowly.” Other selections from th … [Read more...]

SPANISH BRASS TO BE IN RESIDENCE SEPT. 20-21

By Amanda Nettles College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The quintet Spanish Brass will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artists in residence Sept. 20-21. The residency will include two concerts: a free public performance Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall; and an educational program for schools at Conway High School’s … [Read more...]

10TH ARTSFEST CELEBRATION SET FOR CONWAY

By Waid Rainey and Hanna Lowery College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, in partnership with Hendrix College, the Conway Schools, Faulkner County Library, The Lantern Theatre, Faulkner County Museum, Independent Living Services, King’s, Conway Downtown Partnership, and the Mayor’s Office, will play ho … [Read more...]

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND TO OPEN UCA PUBLIC APPEARANCES SEASON

By Audrey Forbes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — To kick off the new season of UCA Public Appearances, iconic American entertainers the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will perform to a sold-out crowd in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. “Ticket holders can expect the band to play all of their favorite hits, tell behind-the-scenes stories an … [Read more...]

UCA announces ‘Allen & Baber: Back at Home’ concert

The University of Central Arkansas announces an acoustic night of star-studded musical entertainment, featuring five highly successful performing artists. Kris Allen, Barrett Baber, Matthew Huff, Adam Hambrick and Hannah Blaylock are all alumni of UCA and will be coming together for one night to perform at their alma mater. The concert will be October 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and tickets will be … [Read more...]

Reynolds 2016-17 tickets on sale Aug. 1

On Monday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m., single tickets to the 2016-17 season in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas will be on sale to the general public. They will be available online at uca.edu/reynolds, at the box office or over the phone at (501) 450-3265. “We’ve had a great deal of interest and support from our subscribers this summer,” said Amanda Ho … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre awarded $10,000

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $10,000 to Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre to support the "pay what you can" comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream and to expand its touring show to u … [Read more...]